Creativity · Fun · Memoir

The Hunt is On

3c76e1768e6d24ed317f45ee2a1a72baMy husband, Danny, and I were in the mood for some treasure hunting this weekend. So, Sunday afternoon we made our way over to the Alemany Flea Market to dig through the many wares.





My biggest goal at the flea market was to find some supplies to make my own yarn swift like this one that I found on


To my surprise, I was actually able to find a collapsible wine rack at the flea market for $3! Woohoo! Go me!

Our next stop after the flea market was one of my all time favorite thrifty shops in San Francisco: SCRAP. It is an arts and crafts wonderland. You never really know what you’ll find there. Unfortunately, when we got there, we discovered that they are closed on Sundays. Sad. 😦

But! We were happily able to head back that way on Monday. Since Danny had the day off, we made sure to make SCRAP our main jaunt of the day.


Much like a thrift store, SCRAP is organized, but it’s not TOO organized, which makes treasure hunting there loads of fun.






I try to get to SCRAP every other week or so. It’s a great place to get inspiration for projects, take classes, and to donate any excess supplies collecting dust at home.


I was thrilled that Danny was able to find some goodies during our thrifty excursions this weekend, which included a complete set of new attachments for his rotary tool and some unique pieces for various woodwork projects.

In addition to finding the wine rack at the flea market, I found some clean, fluffy wool batting at SCRAP.


I have already used the batting to stuff two new comfy bed pillows to replace our flat icky polyfill ones. Danny says it is like sleeping on a cute little sheep cloud. ❤

“Art is a kind of mining,” he said. “The artist a variety of prospector searching for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth.”

-Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter

4 thoughts on “The Hunt is On

  1. Oooo… that looks like such a fun place. I wish my husband was more into that kind of thing. Oh, he’s willing but I want more than willing; I want someone to share my enthusiasm.


    1. Hey there, Lynn! Yeah, you know, I always remind myself that I am very lucky. Danny and I both enjoy a lot of the same things, and we both encourage each other’s creativity. I think if that wasn’t the case, I’d probably try and find a buddy to geek out and go to thrift stores, flea markets, etc. with. Though, Danny does tend to toddle off to a bookstore or someplace while I am perusing a yarn shop, haha.


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